FFXIV Alchemist Leveling Guide

In Final Fantasy XIV, the Alchemist is a Discipline of the Hand that works to transform materials into elixirs and potions. To be an Alchemist, you need to visit the Alchemist’s Guild in Ul’dah or have at least level 10 in any combat class.

Fortunately, you will be eligible to be a Blacksmith if you have at least one level 10 Discipline of War or Magic. You can then level up your Blacksmithing up to level 50+. If you need the guide to level up your Alchemist, you can dive into our post to learn more about it!

FFXIV Alchemist Leveling Guide

Guide to Level Up Your Alchemist to Level 50+ in Final Fantasy XIV

As an Alchemist, you will need to create consumables including potions, elixirs, ethers, status cures, stat buffs and status inducers. You can also create grimoires for Summoners and Arcanist, wands for Conjurers, arms for Scholars and many others. Additionally, they can also make Orchestrion Rolls.

To level up your Alchemy up to level 50+, you will need to complete a bunch of quests. First, you need to visit the Alchemist’s Guild in Ul’dah. Before you start completing the quests, you need to learn the Alchemist Class Quest Item as follow:

    • Alchemist 01: Distilled Water
    • Alchemist 05: 3x Antidote
    • Alchemist 10: 12x Beeswax
    • Alchemist 15: Potion of Intelligence, Potion of Dexterity
    • Alchemist 20: Engraved Hard Leather Grimoire (Materia Enhanced)
    • Alchemist 25: (HQ) Natron
    • Alchemist 30: (HQ) 3x Weak Blinding Potion
    • Alchemist 35: (HQ) Hi-Ether
    • Alchemist 40 :(HQ) 3x Hi-Potion of Strength
    • Alchemist 45: (All HQ) Mega-Potion of Intelligence / Mind / Vitality
    • Alchemist 50: (HQ) Budding Rosewood Wand (Melded with: Quicktongue III Materia)

Here’s the stage-by-stage to level up your Alchemist:

Levelling to 21

At this point, you can give your character a Boiled Egg to get a 3% EXP bonus.

After visiting the Alchemist Guild in Ul’dah, you need to talk to Deitrich (X:9, Y:13) and then complete the quest called ‘Way of the Alchemist’. You definitely have unlocked the Alchemy Job, by the time you equip your primary tool.

To level up your Alchemist level, you just simply create the items in the Crafting Log. Then, you will obtain a large bonus to EXP the first time you create a particular recipe. Here are the quests that you need to complete to level up your Alchemist to level 21:

Quest 1: Way of the Alchemist

    • Required Level: 1
    • NPC: Dietrich – Ul’dah – Steps of Thal (X:9, Y:13)
    • Required Item: –
    • Ingredients: –

Quest 2: My First Alembic

    • Required Level: 1
    • NPC: Severian – Ul’dah – Steps of Thal (X:9, Y:13)
    • Required Item: Distilled Water
    • Ingredients: 1 x Muddy Water

Quest 3: The Second Principle

    • Required Level: 5
    • NPC: Severian – Ul’dah – Steps of Thal (X:9, Y:13)
    • Required Item: 3 x Antidote
    • Ingredients: 1x Rock Salt and 1x Grass Viper

Quest 4: All of Your Beeswax

    • Required Level: 10
    • NPC: Severian – Ul’dah – Steps of Thal (X:9, Y:13)
    • Required Item: 12 x Beeswax
    • Ingredients: 3 x Beehive Chip

Quest 5: For Fair Love

    • Required Level: 15
    • NPC: Severian – Ul’dah – Steps of Thal (X:9, Y:13)
    • Required Item: Potion of Intelligence and Potion of Dexterity
    • Ingredients: 1x Rock Salt,1x Beastkin Blood, 1x Red Landtrap Leaf, 1x Rock Salt and 1x Bat Fang

If you get stuck in between missions, since you have not achieved the required level, instead you can grind the following recipes to level up quickly. Here are the recommended recipes to create:

Recipe 1: Maple Wand

Ingredients:

    • 1x Maple Branch
    • 1x Growth Formula Alpha

Recipe 2: Antidote

Ingredients:

    • 1 x Rock Salt
    • 1 x Grass Viper

After you get to level 21, it is a great time for you to move on to the following section.

Levelling to 50

At this point, you can use Quick Synthesis (An ability to let you craft in bulk and ensure you use this wisely).

Before you go on completing the quests, you will need to gear up the following tools:

Gear Update
Primary Tool Weathered Alembic My First Needle – Weavers Guild Quest
Secondary tool Initiate’s Mortar Yoyobasa – Steps of Thal (X:14, Y:11) 1,321 gil
Head Initiate’s Headgear Gwalter – Steps of Thal (X:13.6, Y:10.0) 708 gil
Body Cotton Doublet Vest of Crafting Gwalter – Steps of Thal (X:13.6, Y:10.0) 1,025 gil
Hands Initiate’s Gloves Gwalter – Steps of Thal (X:13.6, Y:10.0) 630 gil
Legs Cotton Breeches of Crafting Gwalter – Steps of Thal (X:13.6, Y:10.0) 499 gil
Feet Initiate’s Thighboots Gwalter – Steps of Thal (X:13.6, Y:10.0) 720 gil
Necklace Brass Choker Lolonu – Steps of Thal (X:13.6, Y:9.8) 524 gil
Earrings Fang Earrings Lolonu – Steps of Thal (X:13.6, Y:9.8) 384 gil
Bracelet Brass Wristlets of Crafting Lolonu – Steps of Thal (X:13.6, Y:9.8) 534 gil
Ring Brass Ring of Crafting Lolonu – Steps of Thal (X:13.6, Y:9.8) 416 gil

After your CP looks great, you can then complete the following quests:

Quest 1: Morning Glass of Ether

    • Required Level:10
    • NPC: Eustace – The Quicksand (X:12.1, Y:9.1)
    • Required Item: 3 x Ether
    • Ingredients: 1x Distilled Water, 1x Tinolqa Mistletoe and 1x Imp Wing

Quest 2: Shut Up and Take My Gil

    • Required Level: 15
    • NPC: Eustace – The Quicksand (X:12.1, Y:9.1)
    • Required Item: Ash Wand
    • Ingredients: 1x Ash Branch and 1x Growth Formula Beta

Quest 3: Don’t Forget to Take Your Meds (Triple turn-in)

    • Required Level: 20
    • NPC: Eustace – The Quicksand (X:12.1, Y:9.1)
    • Required Item: 5x Potion of Intelligence
    • Ingredients: 1x Beastkin Blood, 1x Rock Salt and 1x Red Landtrap Leaf

Quest 4: Sophomore Slump (Triple turn-in)

    • Required Level: 25
    • NPC: Eustace – The Quicksand (X:12.1, Y:9.1)
    • Required Item: 3x Goatskin Grimoire
    • Ingredients: 1x Aldgoat Leather, 1x Dew Thread, 1x Yew Log and 1x Enchanted Silver Ink

Quest 5: Stuck in the Moment (Triple turn-in)

    • Required Level: 30
    • NPC: Eustace – The Quicksand (X:12.1, Y:9.1)
    • Required Item: 5x Horn Glue
    • Ingredients: 2x Aldgoat Horn

Quest 6: Always Have an Exit Plan (Triple turn-in)

    • Required Level: 35
    • NPC: Eustace – The Quicksand (X:12.1, Y:9.1)
    • Required Item: 5x Poisoning Potion
    • Ingredients: 1x Quicksilver, 1x Formic Acid and 1x Morbol Vine

Quest 7: The House Always Wins

    • Required Level: 35
    • NPC: Eustace – The Quicksand (X:12.1, Y:9.1)
    • Required Item: 3x Blinding Potion
    • Ingredients: 1x Quicksilver, 1x Blue Landtrap Leaf and 1x Morbol Vine

Quest 8: Your Courtesy Wake-up Call (Triple turn-in)

    • Required Level: 40
    • NPC: Eustace – The Quicksand (X:12.1, Y:9.1)
    • Required Item: 5x Smelling Salts
    • Ingredients: 1x Desert Saffron, 1x Rock Salt and1x Blue Landtrap Leaf

Quest 9: A Bile Business

    • Required Level: 40
    • NPC: Eustace – The Quicksand (X:12.1, Y:9.1)
    • Required Item: 3 x Shark Oil
    • Ingredients: 1x Hammerhead Shark and 1x Silver Shark

Quest 10: Quit Your Jib-Jab

    • Required Level: 45
    • NPC: Eustace – The Quicksand (X:12.1, Y:9.1)
    • Required Item: 3x Gold Needle
    • Ingredients: 1x Electrum Ingot, 1x Spoken Blood and1x Ahriman Wing

Quest 10: A Matter of Vital Importance (Triple turn-in)

    • Required Level: 45
    • NPC: Eustace – The Quicksand (X:12.1, Y:9.1
    • Required Item: 3x Mega-Potion of Vitality
    • Ingredients: 1x Rock Salt, 1x Grenade Ash and 1x Pudding Flesh

Okay, those are all the quests that you should complete to level up your Alchemist to level 50. As the name suggests, the triple turn-in quests will let you hand in your deliverable three times. That means you obtain three times each quest’ EXP, so make sure to look out for those. Make sure to not try to hand them in until you own three times the required hand-ins.

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